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Showing posts with label Carl James Martin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carl James Martin. Show all posts

Monday, December 18, 2023

WATCH: Igorot fighter Carl James Martin knocks out Thai foe in 6th round, captures WBO Global Super Bantamweight Title

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Cordillera - Cordilleran boxing sensation Carl James "The Wonder Boy" Martin won via TKO against Thai fighter Chaiwat Butkrathok in the 6th round at the Elorde Sports Complex in Parañaque City on December 18, 2023.

Winning the bout made the 24-year-old undefeated Cordilleran fighter from Lagawe, Ifugao the World Boxing Organization Global Superbantamweight Champion.

Martin is one of the country's rising boxing stars and believed by many boxing experts and fans to be the next Manny Pacquiao. 

He now hold the record of 23 wins, with 17 knockouts and no defeat. 

Meanwhile, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquaio has revealed the news that Martin has been included in his MP Promotion.

"Welcome to the MP Promotions. We are happy and proud to announce the signing of Carl Jammes Martin to the MP Promotions", Pacquaio said.

Martin will now included to Pacquaio stable of fighters like super bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales, Jerwin Ancajas, Eumir Felix Marcial, Mark Magsayo, and among others.

For Martin's part, joining MP Promotion will definitely boost his career to be a world champion someday.

“This newest chapter in my career will truly boost my aim of becoming a future world champion that PBC in partnership with MP Promotions will be very proud of,” Martin said. 


Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Unbeaten Igorot fighter to face Tanzanian Duge in a 10-round battle

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Cordillera - Unbeaten prospect Carl Jammes "Wonder Boy" Martin is gearing up for a pivotal moment in his boxing journey as he readies to face off against Oscar Duge of Tanzania in a compelling 10-round bantamweight clash at Mandaluyong Sports Complex on August 19.

The 24-year-old Igorot boxing star hailing from Lagawe, Ifugao, is emerging from an eight-month hiatus with a keen understanding of the immense significance this fight carries for his future aspirations of becoming a world champion someday.

Martin expressed, "My next fight is incredibly crucial," during Tuesday's Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum held at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. 

His dedicated training is backed by his father, Abel, and brother, Japeth, who also serve as his trainers, demonstrating their meticulous approach to both preparing for the bout and analyzing potential in-ring adjustments.

Having amassed an impressive record of 21 wins, all of which were punctuated by 17 knockouts (with 10 of them occurring within the first three rounds), the young southpaw pugilist has recuperated fully from a rib injury, positioning himself to give his best in this upcoming showdown.

Former world champion Gerry Penalosa and Sean Gibbons from MP Promotions stand as pillars of support in Martin's corner. If his strategy pans out, Martin envisions the possibility of receiving advanced training in the United States under Gibbons' guidance.

On the opposing side, Duge, hailing from Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, will enter the ring with a record of 11 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws. Although he stands at 5'3", nearly three inches shorter than his Filipino adversary, the 26-year-old Tanzanian fighter brings a formidable challenge. While Duge has tasted defeat on five occasions, his record is untainted by knockouts, a feat Martin's team aims to change.

"We're aiming for the first knockout against him," asserted Japeth, who himself has a background in boxing. "But we're also prepared for a prolonged battle."

As fight night approaches, the anticipation builds, and both fighters, Martin and Duge, are set to engage in a clash that could potentially shape the trajectory of their respective boxing careers.


Saturday, December 17, 2022

WATCH: Martin knocks out foe in 2nd round, now the new IBF–Pan-Pacific super bantamweight champ

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Cordilleran - Cordilleran boxing prospect Carl Jammes "Wonder Boy" Martin has been named as the new International Boxing Federation o IBF-Pan-Pacific super bantamweight champion after defeating Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand on December 17, 2022 in La Trinidad, Benguet. 

The undefeated fighter from Ifugao province won via 2nd round technical knock out after unleashing powerful shot to the body of the Thai fighter. 

The Martin-Nantapech bout was considered the biggest boxing match in Cordillera since Rey Tham fought Japanese fighter Apollo Yoshio in November 1977.

Darwin Miller Dep-ay of Pinoy Boxing Prodigy Promotions has compared Martin to the legendary Benguet fighter Rey Tam of Cordillera who won the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation super featherweight belt. 

Rey Tam was undefeated in his 20 fights, 11 wins came by way of TKOs while Martin has earned all his 16 wins via TKOs.


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Ifugao boxer Martin beats Tanzanian fighter to remain WBA Asia super bantamweight

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Cordillera - The unbeaten Cordilleran fighter Carl Jammes Martin successfully defended his WBA Asia Superbantamweight title after defeating Tanzanian fighter Charles Tondo via lopsided unanimous decision on Saturday at the SM San Lazaro in Manila.

At the opening bell, both fighters had to test each other's power by throwing hard punches against each other.

Tondo trying to overpower Martin with combinations to the head and body, while Martin is getting his chances of big knockout.

In the following round, Martin landed several clean shots with his signature left straight however, got a taste of Tondo's power when he was stunned by a hard right hook in the fourth round.

In the later round, Martin unloaded barrage of power shots to the body that slowed down Tondo. 

The three judges scored the bout 118-110, 119-109 and 119-109 in favor of the Cordilleran undefeated fighter.

Martin improved his straight win record of 20 with 16 knockouts while Tondo dropped to 12-6-2 with 5 knockouts.


Friday, June 17, 2022

Igorot boxer Carl James Martin now a reservist of the Philippine Army

Photo Courtesy || Carl Jammes Martin & Glory Balegan PTV News

Cordillera - Undefeated Cordilleran boxer from Ifugao, Carl Jammes "Wonder Boy" Martin is now part of the Philippine Army as a reservist. 

In a photo posted by Martin himself in his official Facebook account, he and other trainees are seen with their army uniform.

He now joins the 790,000 standby and ready reserves who provide development support and security operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, especially in humanitarian assistance and disaster response. 

Martin is the current GAB super bantamweight title holder since December 2021 and the WBA Asia super bantamweight title holder since March 2022.

His professional record showed 19 fights in his boxing career with 16 wins coming by TKO and 3 wins by decision.


Monday, March 14, 2022

Unbeaten Igorot fighter signs with international promotion Probellum

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Cordillera - The fighting pride of Cordillera and the Philippines, the unbeaten Carl "The Wonderboy Boy" Martin recently signed with the international promotion Probellum, joining "The Filipino Flash" Donaire and Donnie Nietes.

Probellum is a company that promotes boxing globally under its current president Richard Schaefer. 

For Martin, this is the beginning of his transition to international boxing scene following the path of Donaire and Pacquiao.

“For the last two or three years, my team and I have been carefully studying all possible options and situations that will lay the groundwork for my international boxing success,” said Carl Jammes Martin. 

WATCH: Martin Vs Baldonado Full Fight

“Our patience has paid off and joining Probellum has been worth the wait. While the company itself is only a few months old, the team behind it are second to none from a boxing and business point of view. 

READ ALSO:  Igorot boxer Alvin Tam knocks out Mexican foe in 4th round in Canada

“I have never been so excited to showcase to the world our local culture and my skills as a boxer, and represent my country in the same way that Senator Manny Pacquiao did, the Philippines’ greatest pride. 

“My career will not go wrong with Mr. Richard Schaefer calling the shots and with all of his great advice. To my Wonderboy Team, this is the moment. Let’s do this!" he added.

The hard-hitting Martin recently won the vacant WBA Asia Super Bantamweight title against fellow Filipino Ronnie Baldonado.


Saturday, March 12, 2022

WATCH: Ifugao fighter Martin knocks out Baldonado, now the new WBA Asia Super Bantamweight Champion

Cordillera - Undefeated Cordilleran fighter from Ifugao, Carl James Martin stops Baldonado in the 11th round to remain as the PH super bantamweight champion and capture the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia super bantamweight belt during their match up fight at the Elorde Sports Complex in Paranaque on March 12, 2022.

Although he got knockdown in the 2nd round by Baldonado, the Cordilleran fighter showed strong stamina and resilience to bounce back. 

Martin in the later rounds unloaded powerful combos and body shots to the already gassed out Baldonado. 

The referee stopped the fight to prevent further damage to Baldonado at 2:02 left in the 11th round.

Martin maintains his undefeated record of 19 wins with 16 coming by way of TKO.


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Igorot boxer Carl Martin dethrones Geraldo, now the new Philippine Super Bantamweight Champion

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Cordillera - Undefeated fighter from Ifugao Carl Jammes "Wonder Boy" Martin wins via unanimous decision against Parañaque fighter Mark Anthony Geraldo on Saturday, December 4 at the Elorde Sports Center in Parañaque

Defeating Geraldo has installed Martin as the new Philippine super bantamweight champion. 

READ ALSO: Igorot boxer Alvin Tam knocks out Mexican foe in 4th round in Canada

The Ifugao fighter capitalized on his counterpunching and speed in uppercuts and left hooks to seal a winning score of 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 from the judges scorecards.

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Martin maintains his unblemished straight wins record in 18 matches with 15 wins coming by way of knockouts.


Friday, February 12, 2021

WATCH: Ifugao undefeated boxer Carl James Martin knocks Tejones out in 5th round

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Cordilleran - Cordilleran boxing sensation Carl James "The Wonder Boy" Martin won via TKO against experienced fighter Joe Tejones in "Night of Champions XXII scheduled on February 20, 2021. 

Sponsored by the Elorde International Productions, the fight between Martin vs Tejones took place at the Biñan Football Stadium in Biñan City, Laguna.

The 21-year-old Martin who hails from Lagawe, Ifugao is one of the country's rising boxing stars and believed by many boxing experts and fans to be the next Manny Pacquiao. 

Martin currently holds the record of 16 wins (14 KOs) with no defeat. 

He is rated No.39 in the bantamweight rankings of the World Boxing Council (WBC).

Last year, Martin emerged victorious in his recent fight against experienced Richard Rosales during the Omega Pro Sports International boxing event on December 18, 2020.

The fight of Martin vs. Tejones will be telecasted via PTV channel on February 21 at 11 AM to 12 noon. 


Monday, December 21, 2020

WATCH: Ifugao Undefeated Fighter James Carl Martin Wins Against Rosales

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Cordillera - Ifugao boxing sensation and undefeated fighter Carl James "The Wonder Boy" Martin emerged victorious in his recent fight against experienced Richard Rosales during the Omega Pro Sports International boxing event on December 18, 2020.

The 21-year-old Martin, a native of Lagawe, Ifugao showcased his punching power and hand speed during the scheduled 10 rounds. 

READ ALSO:  Carl James "Wonder Boy" Martin delivers impressive knock out victory against Thai foe

The judges scored the bout 100/90 and 98/92 in favor of Martin which set his winning record to 16 wins with 14 coming via knockout.

The recent bout was the first fight for Martin this year. His last fight was on December 21, 2019 in Manila where he defeated Philip Luis Cuerdo via third-round technical knockout.


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Commends Ifugao Boxer Carl Jammes Martin

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Cordillera- The mayor of Manila, Isko "Yorme" Moreno Domagoso commended the undefeated Ifugao boxer, Carl Jammes Martin.

In his Facebook post, Yorme proudly recognized Martin's impressive titles in his boxing career.

"Ikinalulugod po namin sa lungsod ng Maynila kilalanin si Carl Jammes 'Wonderboy' Martin, 20 taon gulang, ipinanganak at lumaki sa Baseco Port Area," Moreno wrote in his Facebook post.

The 20-year old  Jammes "Wonderboy" Martin has a spectacular track record of 56-0 in the amaternal level and a 15-0 in the professional level. In the professional level are 14 knockouts (KO)  and a unanimous decision in the Bantamweight Division.

The Ifugao undefeated boxer, who was believed to be the next Philippine boxing champion like Manny Pacquiao, is the current Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) Philippine Bantamweight Champion.

He was also the former World Boxing Council-Asia (WBC), former World Boxing Organization Oriental Youth (WBO), and former World Boxing Association-Asia (WBA) Bantamweight title holder.

READ ALSO: Boxing experts and fans believed this 20-year old Ifugao boxer is the next Manny Pacquaio

Martin, who was born and spent part of his life in the Baseco Port Area in Manila, made the Mayor pleased.

"The Baseco kid is awesome! Manileno is awesome!" he added in his Facebook post.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Boxing experts and fans believed this 20-year old Ifugao boxer is the next Manny Pacquaio

Photo Courtesy || Carl James Martin & Manny Pacquiao FB
Cordillera - Philippine's boxing icon and now senator Manny Pacquiao of General Santos City has put the Philippines on the map of the greatest world boxers of all time with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson and more.

Pacquaio is a legend in boxing as he was bestowed the "Fighter of the Decade" by the Boxing Association of America and hailed "Fighter of the Year" by The Ring magazine for three times.

A young prospect from the province of Ifugao in Cordillera was considered by boxing experts and fans to become the next Manny Pacquaio once the legend has decided to finally hang up his gloves for good.

Watch Martin's latest fight against Cuerdo.

20-year old Carl James Martin slowly rose to the forefront of boxing when he defeated 14 opponents of his 15 fights via an impressive knockout.

Martin, who hails from Lagawe, Ifugao is believed to be the next Philippine boxing icon like Pacquiao according to former two-division world boxing champion and now trainer Gerry Peñalosa. 

"The kid has talent and charisma. He has the right materials to be the next Filipino boxing hero. Carl is explosive and left-handed," Peñalosa said.

"He reminds me of the young Manny and has tremendous power. He has potential," he added. 

Martin has never been defeated in his 15 bouts and currently reigns as the World Boxing Organization Oriental Youth bantamweight champion when he defeated Hashimuro Zuberi of Tanzania in 2018. 

In 2017, Martin took the Interim World Boxing Council and Asian Boxing Council Continental bantamweight crown after beating Artid Bamrunguea of Thailand. 

Martin accomplishment in boxing has prompted his father and trainer Abel to compare him to Senator Pacquiao.

"Carl fights like Senator Manny... Like the legendary Manny Pacquaio, he has power, speed, and great footwork. He also likes to throw a lot of punches. In my view, he is a complete boxer," Abel said.

Watch another fight of Carl James Martin.


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